Africa Showcase UK

Ubuntu Experiences recently travelled to the the UK to connect with travel agents and tour operators looking for more inspiring places to stay and things to do in Africa.

This roadshow was organised by On Show Solutions and is proving a great format for Ubuntu Experiences to increase the number of B2B contacts in Europe. Earlier this year we attended a similar event in the Nordics. Nothing beats a face-to-face meeting to ensure your tourism product is top of mind.

Are you a South African tourism business and need some help opening new doors in Europe? Ubuntu Experiences is happy to welcome new responsible tourism businesses to the collective. Email Emilie for more details on how to join.


Fair Trade Tourism certification for IMV


Marine volunteering program International Marine Volunteers (IMV) recently became Fair Trade Tourism certified. This means IMV has now achieved the same level of responsible tourism best practise as sister companies Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises.

Fair Trade Tourism has strict criteria for responsible volunteering and has revised and added criteria for volunteer interactions with animals and vulnerable people. This comes at a time when the debate on what constitutes a responsible volunteering program is hotting up worldwide. South Africa is once again taking the lead in developing guidance for both travellers and travel companies.

Owner of the companies, Wilfred Chivell, is proud that his group of companies has received this recognition. “We have supported the Fair Trade Tourism philosophy since 2008 and we work hard towards meeting the strict criteria. We believe that Your Choice Makes a Difference and by choosing a Fair Trade Tourism certified company clients be assured that the company is having a positive impact on both people and planet.”

Read more on the Marine Dynamics blog.

Fancy volunteering in Gansbaai and help protect the Marine Big 5?